Friday was World Kindness Day, and Missouri Business Alert and Children’s Grove celebrated the occasion with a virtual event to honor the inaugural recipients of the Kindness in Business awards.
A dozen mid-Missouri honorees received the awards, which were created to honor Boone County businesses and organizations that have shown and promoted kindness in the face of the unprecedented challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Four honorees were picked in each of three categories: Kindness to Employees, Kindness to Youth and Kindness to the Community.
Kindness to Employees
Kindness to Youth
Kindness to the Community
On Friday, those honorees gathered for an online awards ceremony attended by local dignitaries and community members. Representatives from the selected businesses and organizations accepted their awards and shared reflections on exhibiting kindness in the midst of the pandemic.
Watch the event in its entirety via the video embed above, and learn more about the awards on our Kindness in Business page.